Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, is also the author ofWake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. Her life’s work in the non-profit sector has focused on leading, inspiring, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Being a long-time stage IV cancer survivor moves her every day to support others in living and loving with great fullness of heart.
Kristi received her BA from UMass/Amherst, a graduate certificate in Business and Sociology from Boston College, and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Leadership Studies from Harvard University.
What you will learn in this episode:
Understanding and practicing the five principles of grateful living
The traumatic events that led Kristi to take stock of her life and write her book as a way to share her experience and acknowledge the need to look for the opportunities hidden in adversity
The importance of cultivating a grateful perspective and being genuinely present in your life
How Kristi connects with her mortality through the life force of breath
Why living gratefully gives us the ability to be deeply connected to joy and contentment
The practice Kristi does every day that helps her reframe obligations as opportunities